A Small Goblet

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-19-2019 08:37 AM 553 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not tiny, you understand. Just small, standing about 3-3/4”.

I’m calling this one Sycamore, because it’s what I wrote on it, long ago, when I turned it round and stashed it away. Not that I knew, for certain, what it was then. It came home with me along with a whole bunch of Jacaranda, Crepe Myrtle, Cape Chestnut. It could be any number of things. One branch there was, I was told was Sycamore.

It’s another Pith Goblet, meaning the pith runs right up the middle of the stem. And, you know what? This time, I managed to break it. Not while I was turning it. Not while I was sanding, or finishing it. It broke when it hit the floor in the cutting-off action. The junction of the bell-shaped part of the base and the keystone-shaped part of the stem. And, guess what? Only a moment before, I had talked myownbadself out of the idea of hitting that very spot with a burning wire. Woulda gone right through it, like a hot butter through knife.

Had I made this Thing yesterday (Wednesday), I’d have called it a Momlet. 7/17 would have been Momma’s 92nd birthday. But, I didn’t make anything yesterday. So, “Small Goblet” it is.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 07-19-2019 09:24 AM

very nice,Mark

-- bambi

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#2 posted 07-19-2019 11:00 AM

So you listened to the wood and avoided the wire – trust in your instincts.

Here’s to a lovely goblet and here’s to moms. Cheers!

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 07-19-2019 11:40 AM

Very top turning project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-19-2019 11:45 AM

Another nice turning Mark! Very nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 07-19-2019 12:45 PM

Nice little goblet Mark. You have to stop breaking things.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 07-19-2019 12:46 PM

Nicely proportioned, Mark. I like it.

I’m sure your Mom is smiling even though she probably didn’t approve of the words you uttered when the goblet broke.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 07-19-2019 01:13 PM

Nice goblet, Mark!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-19-2019 01:52 PM

i guess it’s time to start working with safety nets huh-lol.a nice little goblet,well done.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 07-20-2019 05:50 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#10 posted 07-21-2019 01:52 AM

Nice wood & great result Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 07-23-2019 12:00 AM

Good work Mark! Looks like you are loving the new lathe.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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